17 May 2009

Count Your Blessing

Yeah, the blog, she is unlocked!! Phew. I did copy all of the posts into a Word file, so it's now stored at home, and I imported the whole thing into a Wordpress blog, just in case. But, I am happy that I don't have to learn a new platform - at least just yet. Phew. What controversial stuff have I been posting that lead the powers that be to flag me as a spam blog?

Yesterday, we spent the afternoon with Liz and Emily at their Picnic With A Purpose - a fun time with hotdogs and paint and cupcakes and bloggers. It was great to put a face to some blogs.

On the way to the picnic, the kid piped up with:

Her: This music makes me feel like an Indian.

Me: What kind of Indian?

Her: Pocahontas

The thing is, we were listening to Prince. Controversy, to be exact (which, tangentially, always sounds to me like he's singing "count your blessing" which almost makes sense in the context of the song). When pressed, she said that Pocahontas wanted to be free too. She then went off on a unified theory of the universe, telling me that Hannah Montana's brother was named Prince, after the Prince that we were listening to, and that, somehow, this Prince is related to Hannah Montana, and in fact "he sounds like Hannah Montana". If Prince were dead, he'd be rolling in his grave now.

20 comments:

slouching mom said...

glad to hear you're unlocked. otherwise i might have had to suffer through magpie musing withdrawal. and it wouldn't have been a pretty sight.

Claudia said...

Wait, what happened? What did I miss?

Aliki2006 said...

You controversial person, you.

Glad you're back!

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Not being able to get to your blog sounds pretty scary. I compose in Live Writer, so I think I could always get to that.

The picnic sounds fab.

Ree said...

I can just imagine dear little Miley singing Purple Rain. ;-)

Vodka Mom said...

to me, Prince is dead.

Mom101 said...

Was so great to meet you live and in person. Especially now that I know you're cool enough to listen to Prince with your gorgeous daughter.

Gwen said...

I love Prince! Little Red Corvette always puts me in a good mood.

flutter said...

utter. heresy.

Mental P Mama said...

Like I keep saying: Going Places. That one.

Cold Spaghetti said...

Hmmm. I wonder. Will Hannah Montana wear those no-ass pants just like Prince did in his pre-Jehovah days?

painted maypole said...

i have been listening to prince the last few days, too! there are very few prince songs you can listen to in the presence of a young child. certainly not MY favorite: Gett Off.

phd in yogurtry said...

That is hilarious. I can just hear Prince singing, "yeooooowwwwwwwwwwwwww!" with a few rocking guitar licks to go with it.

Elena said...

Now imagine Prince singing Achy Brakey Heart....Mmmmmm

Kyla said...

Glad you are unlocked!

I think you're right about Prince. He would be horrified.

Emily from TheMotherhood said...

It was so great to meet and get to hang out a bit on Saturday!!!! I'm so glad you came even with the threat of rain in the air! And yes, Prince would be rolling over!

julochka said...

how did it happen and how did you unlock it? or was it just one of those warning messages where you have to say, "yes, i'm sure i want to visit," which would be ridiculous as well.

i wonder how the google algorithms figure these things out...

Woman in a Window said...

Now I'm depressed. Prince and Hannah related. Well, we're all related, I suppose, in the spirit of Disney...(She cracks me up.)

Kelley @ magnetoboldtoo said...

Holy mother of God!
NOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!

(to the Spam blog thing and the whole Prince related to that thing)

ozma said...

Yeah, I can see Prince shuddering somewhere like someone walked over his grave...as he eats 3 grapes a day, in his palatial Minneapolis estate. Hannah Montana's brother.

But it's very sweet that she makes these connections...I love this little narrative she's spinning.